NBArank: Predicting the best players this season

Al-Farouq Aminu

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Portland Trail Blazers | F
Rank: NR
2018-19 projected RPM wins: 3.4
Aminu will appear to build on a solid showing in the first round of last year’s NBA playoffs. After finishing with seven points in Game 1 from the New Orleans Pelicans, he averaged 20.7 points on 53 percent shooting and 9.7 rebounds over the last four matches. — Jose De Leon
Evan Fournier
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Orlando Magic | G
Previous status: NR
Projected RPM wins: 3.0
Fournier had a very productive and effective start to last season, scoring 20 or more points in nine of the first 11 games en route to averaging 20.5 points per game on 51 percent shooting over this stretch. He didn’t quite keep up the same production the remainder of the season, as he reached the 20-point mark in just 13 of his final 46 games playedwith. — De Leon
Jeff Teague
NBAE/Getty Pictures Minnesota Timberwolves | G
Status: 73
Projected RPM wins: 1.2
Teague did a great job of finding teammates in Minnesota last year off the drive. According to NBA stats, he’d 125 aids off drives, that was good for fifth in the NBA. — De Leon

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